West Virginia quarterback Will Grier will not compete in Camp World Bowl against Syracuse on Dec. 28 to prepare for the April NFL draft session, the team said on Saturday. main tweet.
"After discussion with Jeanne [Grier’s wife] and my family, and after receiving a professional interest, I decided not to participate in our next bowl game, "he wrote in a statement," and to focus, as well as prepare my family for this that I hope to be the next step of our journey. "
Grier is part of a growing trend to upscale the NFL's outlook to preserve its health. Current NFL stars Christian McCaffrey and Leonard Fournette skipped post-season games at the end of their university career. Houston defensive lineman Ed Oliver is perhaps the biggest prospect in the 2019 draft, which has decided not to participate in a petanque game this season. More than a dozen players have announced that they will not participate in the post-season games of their teams.
Grier is expected to become the fourth quarter of the 2019 preliminary class, according to CBS, behind Justin Hebert, Dwayne Haskins of the State of Ohio and Daniel Jones of Duke. He is the # 41 prospect in the set. The latest fictional Pro Football Focus projects, Grier, will be chosen with choice number 29 by the New England Patriots, who will be looking for a replacement for Tom Brady, 41.
"Will and I have talked a lot about bowling and I fully support his decision to start getting ready for the NFL draft," said mountaineering coach Dana Holgorsen in a statement. "We will miss him in Orlando, but Will's commitment and his service to WVU football over the last three years will be the subject of much discussion. He led us with class, hard work and willingness to learn, and set high standards for his teammates. "
In two years with the Mountaineers, after his transfer from Florida, Grier completed 516 passes out of 785, totaling 7,354 yards and 71 touchdowns.
Second-year MVP Jack Allison will take the place of Grier, Heisman Trophy Nominee, Maxwell Award Finalist, Manning Award and Walter Camp Football Foundation Player of the Year, among other honors. Allison played in six games and made six of his 10 passes for 75 yards, one touchdown and one interception.
West Virginia will also be without starting tackler Yodny Cajuste, who said Friday that he would not participate in the baseball game to prepare for the repechage.
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